JURY DUTY

TRAINMEN’S AGREEMENT ARTICLE 40

 

IF YOU LOSE SERVICE FOR JURY DUTY, YOU ARE ENTITLED 1 BASIC DAY PER DAY YOU ARE USED FOR JURY DUTY (MINUS COURT COMPENSATION).  YOU NEED TO FAX A COPY OF YOUR NOTICE OF SERVICE, COURT PAPERS, COMPENSATION RECEIPT, EMP ID#, DAYS ATTENDED, AND NON SERVICE CLAIMS FOR THE BASIC DAYS TO 402-997-3954.

 

LAID OFF BUMPED (LB)

WHEN YOU ARE LAID OFF BUMPED (LB), YOU ONLY HAVE 48 HOURS TO MAKE YOUR MOVE TO WHEREVER YOUR SENIORITY ALLOWS.  PLEASE NOTE YOUR (EA) DATE AND TIME.  YOU MUST EXHAUST ALL OF YOUR SENIORITY ON THE ROAD BEFORE YOU ARE FORCED TO MAKE A MOVE TO THE YARD.  IF YOU FAIL TO EXHAUST ALL OF YOUR SENIORITY BEFORE MAKING YOUR MOVE TO THE YARD, YOU WILL BE LOCKED IN THE TUCSON YARD FOR 60 DAYS.  IF YOU GO (EA) YOU COULD BE FORCED BY THE CARRIER TO ANY UNASSIGNED TURN IN THE SOUTHWEST HUB (I.E. SP317, LB432, SP563, OR SY131).

 

NOTE: ON THE ROAD YOU CANNOT BUMP TO AN UNASSIGNED POSITION.

 

 

LAP FORWARD (LOCALS)

TRAINMEN’S AGREEMENT, ARTICLE 34 SECTION B PART A AND PART B

 

LAP FORWARD CLAIMS BECOME AVAILABLE WHEN YOU ARE REQUIRED TO ASSIST ANOTHER TRAIN NOT IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR TRAIN (LOCAL).

 

EXAMPLE:  CLAIMING A (100) MILE BASIC DAY ON ACCOUNT I WAS USED OFF MY REGULAR BULLETINED JOB (JOB ID/DAY) TO ASSIST THE (TRAIN ID/DAY) ON (DATE/TIME) AT (LOCACATION).  WE WERE INSTRUCTED BY (DISP/MANAGER).  PLEASE PAY PER TRAINMEN’S AGREEMENT, ARTICLE 34, SECTION B, PART 1(A) AND 1(B).

 

LOCKER CLAIM

ARTICLE 31 SECTION B, 3(A)

 

EXAMPLE: THERE ARE NO LOCKERS AVAILABLE AT THE HOME OR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL. ARTICLE 31 SECTION B, 3(A) PROVIDES THAT LOCKERS WILL BE MAINTAINED AT BOTH HOME AND AWAY FROM HOME TERMINALS. THEREFORE, I AM CLAIMING A BASIC DAY.

 

 

LODGING CLAIM

PLB 6312, CASE 269, AWARD 269

 

CLAIMING 8 HOURS PENALTY PAYMENT ACCOUNT AFTER WORKING TRAIN (INCLUDE FULL SYMBOL TRAIN ZLAMN 01 ETC.) AND OFF DUTY AT (TIME) ON (DATE) WE WERE DELAYED IN OBTAINING LODGING DUE TO....

(CHOOSE ALL THAT APPLY FROM THE BULLETED LIST BELOW AND INCLUDE THE TEXT IN BOLD IN YOUR REMARKS AND INCLUDE THE INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR EACH DELAY REASON.)

 

•         DELAYED WAITING ON CARRIER PROVIDED TRANSPORTATION.  WE WERE PICKED UP AT (LOCATION) AT (TIME) AND ARRIVED AT THE HOTEL AT (TIME);

•         DELAYED WAITING ON A CLEAN, SUITABLE ROOM, WE WAITED AT THE HOTELFROM (TIME) UNTIL (TIME) WHEN WE WERE GIVEN ACCESS TO A ROOM;

•         DELAYED DUE TO BEING TRANSPORTED TO A SECOND LODGING FACILITY (HOTEL NAME) UNDER INSTRUCTION OF (CARRIER OFFICER’S NAME & POSITION) DUETO PRIMARY LODGING FACILITY HAVING NO VACANCIES.  TRANSPORATION FROMPRIMARY LODGING TO SECONDARY LODGING OCCURRED BETWEEN (TIME YOU LEFT FIRST HOTEL) AND (TIME YOU ARRIVED SECOND HOTEL);

•         DELAYED DUE TO TRAFFIC CONGESTION, WE DEPARTED (LOCATION) AT (TIME) ANDDID NOT OBTAIN A ROOM UNTIL (TIME).

 

REFERENCE PLB 6312, CASE 269, AWARD 269, DATED 07-28-2007,

FRA MEMORANDUM FOOD LODGING AT DESIGNATED TERMINALS & HOS INTERPRETATION,DATED 2-3-2004 AND FRA MEMORANDUM OF 12-30-1990, AND FOR VIOLATION OF:

 

(CHOOSE THE ONE AGREEMENT BELOW THAT IS APPLICABLE)

•         UTU CONDUCTOR AND TRAINMEN’S AGREEMENT APPENDIX DATE JUNE 12, 1974, GEN 2-46-2-CT B24

 

OR IF YOU ARE AN ENGINEER, USE:

•         BLE&T ENGINEER’S AGREEMENT, 11-01-1982, ARTICLE 32 8(g)

 

SUBMITTED BY (YOUR NAME) (DATE) (TIME)

DO NOT SUBMIT THESE CLAIMS IF YOU STOP ENROUTE TO THE HOTEL.

 

LOST EARNINGS (MAKE WHOLE) CLAIMS

TRAINMEN’S AGREEMENT ARTICLE 23, SECTION 6, ARTICLE 53, SECTION A.

 

CLAIMS FOR LOST EARNINGS ARISE FROM BEING USED OFF OF YOUR REGULAR ASSIGNMENT, MISHANDLED BY THE CREW DISPATCHER, HELD OFF ON COMPANY BUSINESS (I.E. RULES CLASSES AND EXAMINATIONS, COURT APPEARANCES ORDERED BY THE CARRIER, DEPOSITION ORDERED BY THE

CARRIER, INVESTIGATIONS, AND SHOVES*). SEE ALSO “SHOVING FROM YOUR REGULAR ASSINGNMENT” IN THIS DOCUMENT

 

EXAMPLE:  CLAIM FULL EARNINGS OF (POSITION AND NAME OF PERSON), WHO WAS USED ON ASSIGNMENT (TRAIN/JOB ID) AT (DATE/TIME) ACCOUNT (REASON YOU ARE ENTITLED TO WORK, EXPLAIN IN DETAIL).

 

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:  BOARD HISTORY, CALLSHEET, TIME SLIP OF TRIP YOU ARE CLAIMING IF YOU CAN GET IT, PAY STUB SHOWING DENIAL.

 

 

M.A.P.S CLASS

POOLS: IF YOUR TURN RAN DUE TO BEING IN MAPS CLASS, YOU’RE ENTITLED TO YOUR ROUND TRIP EARNINGS.

 

EXTRA BOARD:  YOU ARE ENTITLED TO A BASIC DAY FOR EACH DAY IN CLASS.

 

EXAMPLE: CLAIMING PAY CLASS OF TIME (H4) FOR MY TURN (TURN #) FOR ATTENDING MAPS CLASS ON (DATES SERVICE PERFORMED). TAUGHT BY OR AUTHORIZED BY (NAME OF INSTRUCTOR).  CLAIM ANY AND ALL LOST EARNINGS INCLUDING ARBITRARIES FOR ALL LOST TIME.

 

TIME PAID WHILE RIDING UP THE BOARD OA:

 

EXAMPLE:  CLAIMING PAY CLASS OF TIME (H4) FOR MAPS CLASS.  CLAIMING A BASIC DAY AS MY TURN WAS ON THE BOARD IN OA.

 

NOTE:  THE CARRIER CONTENDS THAT YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO THE BASIC DAYS IF YOU ARE RIDING THE BOARD.  THEY CONTEND YOU ARE ONLY ENTITLED TO THE ROUND TRIP (POOLS).  IF THIS CLAIM IS DENIED PLEASE COMPLETE A HEAT TICKET AND AN APPEAL WILL BE MADE ON YOUR BEHALF.

 

MISSING BRAKEMAN’S EARNINGS (MBE)

ARTICLE IV, B, (2), SP WEST MODIFICATION AGREEMENT

 

MBE IS GENERATED BY PERFORMING MORE THAN 3 WORK EVENTS EN ROUTE BETWEEN THE INITIAL AND FINAL TERMINALS.  WORK EN ROUTE IS DEFINED AS BETWEEN THE INITIAL TERMINAL, THE TERMINAL OR MP WHERE TRAIN RECEIVED IF PATCHING, AND THE FINAL TERMINAL.

 

EXAMPLE:  CLAIM 94.4% OF MY TOTAL EARNINGS FOR THE WORK ON THIS DATE AS MISSING BRAKEMAN’S EARNINGS UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE SP WEST MODIFICATION AGREEMENT, ARTICLE IV, B (2).  CALLED AS A CONDUCTOR FROM (BOARD/POOL, SPACE), FOR THE (TRAIN/ID, WITH ENGINE #), ON DUTY AT (TERMINAL, CIRC-7, MP) AT (DATE/TIME).  THE FOLLOWING WORK EVENTS WERE PERFORMED AT INTERMEDIATE POINTS ENROUTE, EXCEEDING THE AMOUNT ALLOWED FOR CONDUCTOR ONLY SERVICE WORK EVENT #1: (P/U OR S/O # OF CARS, CAR#-CAR#, AT TERMINAL, CIRC7, YD#, TRACK# AT DATE AND TIME, WORK AUTHORIZED BY)

 

(SHOW 3 MORE WORK EVENTS, MAKING SURE TO INCLUDE ALL INFORMATION IN EXAMPLE ABOVE.)

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS: CALL SHEET, COPY OF WORK ORDERS, COPY OF NOTES WRITTEN DOWN WHEN RECEIVING ANY VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS NOTING WHO GAVE THE, COPY OF BU FOR THE TRAIN.

 

NON SERVICE CLAIMS

THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS ARE TO ASSIST TIMEKEEPING WITH PROPERLY CODING YOUR PAYROLL AND ASSURING PAY IS PROCESSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AGREEMENT PROVISIONS.  YOU MAY ADD ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS AS YOU DEEM NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE TO YOUR TIMESLIP, BUT EACH TIMESLIP SHOULD START WITH THE BELOW LISTED REQUIRED LANGUAGE THEN SKIP A LINE TO ADD ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS FOR VALIDATION OF THE CLAIM OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION YOU THINK IS HELPFUL TO TIMEKEEPING.

 

THE FOLLOWING IS A BLANKET CLAIM, JUST FILL IN THE BLUE THE PARTS THAT PERTAIN TO YOU:

“CLAIMING PAY CLASS OF TIME (H7) FOR ATTENDING (CLASS, RULES, SIM, ETC) ON (DATES SERVICE PERFORMED) TAUGHT BY OR AUTHORIZED BY (NAME OF INSTRUCTOR)

 

(ADDITIONAL COMMENTS)”

 

ATTENDED                                                                                                                                                                                                         CLASS OF TIME

RULES CLASS (GCOR) (TWO DAY RULES CLASS)                                                                                                                                                  H7

ENGINEER SIMULATOR TRAINING (SEE BELOW)                                                                                                                                                   S0

ATTENDED                                                                                                                                                                                                          CLASS OF TIME

 

DPU TRAINING (SIMULATOR)                                                                                                                                                                                    S0

FUEL MASTER TRAINING (STUDENT OR TRAINEE)                                                                                                                                                S0

FUEL MASTER INTRUCTOR (TRAINER)                                                                                                                                                                     F9

RCL SIMULATOR TRAINING                                                                                                                                                                                      S0

RETURN TO WORK CLASSROOM TRAINING                                                                                                                                                           E6

PEER TRAINERS (SIMULATOR, RCL, NEW HIRE, DPU)                                                                                                                                            A5

SAFETY COMMITTEE                                                                                                                                                                                                  K7

OPERATION LIFESAVER                                                                                                                                                                                             E7

OPERATION REDBLOCK (COORDINATORS)                                                                                                                                                            O1

LOCAL CHAIRMAN MEETINGS WITH SUPERINTENDENT                                                                                                                                      C7

COMPANY WITNESS AT THE REQUEST OF THE CARRIER                                                                                                                                    C7

HUMAN FACTOR CLASS (HF)/ SAFETY INTERVENTION                                                                                                                                        H4

                    PROGRAM (SIP)/TRAINING IN LIEU OF

                    DISCIPLINE (TLD)

CRITICAL INCIDENT/PEER SUPPORT                                                                                                                                                                        P7

SAFETY CAPTAINS/INSTRUCTOR                                                                                                                                                                             8K

ABSENTEEISM MEETING                                                                                                                                                                                            A2

CMS MEETING/VACATION SCHEDULING                                                                                                                                                                H9

SERVICE UNIT/HDC/LABOR RELATIONS MEETING                                                                                                                                                 C7

RCO OVERSIGHT MEETING                                                                                                                                                                                       5A

RCL/RCO CLASSROOM AND OJT TRAINING                                                                                                                                                           R5

                    (NOT RCL SIMULATOR TRAINING)

OTHER COMPANY BUSINESS                                                                                                                                                                                   C7

 

FOR CUT BACK ENGINEERS:

(CLAIM ONE BASIC DAY, 130, CLAIM ENGINEER RATE OF PAY)

 

 

OFF DISTRICT PENALTY

ARTICLE 34, SECTION C, 2.

 

OFF ASSIGNMENT CLAIM CAN BE MADE WHEN REQUIRED TO RUN OFF THE ASSIGNED BULLETIN MILES

 

EXAMPLE:  CLAIM (100) MILE BASIC DAY IN PENALTY FOR BEING REQUIRED TO RUN OFF BULLETINED ASSIGNMENT OF THE (JOB ID).  CALLED ON DUTY AS A (POSITION – CON, BR1) FROM (BOARD/POOL, SPACE) WORKING ON THE (TRAIN ID, ENGINE#) ON DUTY AT (SY131) AT (DATE/TIME).  CREW WAS INSTRUCTED BY (TITLE, NAME, OR DOCUMENT GIVING INSTRUCTIONS) TO GO BEYOND THE ASSIGNED BULLETIN LIMITS WHICH END AT (674.4). CREW LEFT ASSIGNED TERRITORY AT (STATION AND/OR MP) AT (DATE/TIME), WORKED BETWEEN (MP AND MP) AND RETURNED TO THE ASSIGNED BULLETIN LIMITS OF (POOL/JOB ID) AT (DATE/TIME).

 

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS: CALL SHEET, NOTES YOU MADE SHOWING ALL TIMES AND LOCATIONS, COPIES OF WORK ORDERS SHOWING ANY WORK DONE OFF ASSIGNED TERRITORY IF AVAILABLE, FRA REPORT (SHOW DH TO AND FROM OA POINT)

 

OFF DISTRICT PENALTY (EXTRA BOARD)

SW HUB AGREEMENT, IV, A (7)

 

EXAMPLE 1:  CLAIM 130 MILE BASIC DAY IN PENALTY FOR BEING REQUIRED TO RUN OFF ASSIGNMENT.  CALLED ON DUTY AS A (POSITION) FROM (BOARD/POOL, SPACE) WORKING ON THE (TRAIN ID, ENGINE#) ON DUTY AT (TERMINAL) AT (DATE/TIME).  CREW WAS INSTRUCTED BY (TITLE, NAME, OR DOCUMENT GIVING INSTRUCTIONS) TO GO BEYOND THE ASSIGNED BULLETIN LIMITS. CREW LEFT ASSIGNED TERRITORY AT (STATION AND/OR MP) AT (DATE/TIME), WORKED BETWEEN (MP AND MP) AND RETURNED TO THE ASSIGNED BULLETIN LIMITS OF (POOL/JOB ID) AT (DATE/TIME).

 

 

OFF DISTRICT PENALTY (POOLS)

TRAINMEN’S AGREEMENT ARTICLE 34, SECTION B, 1 (B) & SECTION, C, 8

 

OFF ASSIGNMENT CLAIM CAN BE MADE WHEN REQUIRED TO RUN OFF THE ASSIGNED BULLETIN MILES. OFF ASSIGNMENT CAN BE CLAIMED IF REQUIRED TO GO BEYOND THE 25 MILE ZONE TO GET A TRAIN. OFF ASSIGNMENT CAN BE CLAIMED IF THE 25 MILE ZONE CONDITIONS OF RECEIVING THE “TRAIN ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE TERMINAL AND RUN THROUGH TO THE SCHEDULED TERMINAL” ARE NOT MET. EXAMPLE 2 IS UNIQUE TO POOLS WORKING EASTBOUND TRAINS INTO TUCSON.

 

EXAMPLE 1:  CLAIM (100 OR 130) MILE BASIC DAY IN PENALTY FOR BEING REQUIRED TO RUN OFF ASSIGNMENT.  CALLED ON DUTY AS A (POSITION) FROM (BOARD/POOL, SPACE) WORKING ON THE (TRAIN ID, ENGINE#) ON DUTY AT (TERMINAL) AT (DATE/TIME).  CREW WAS INSTRUCTED BY (TITLE, NAME, OR DOCUMENT GIVING INSTRUCTIONS) TO GO BEYOND THE ASSIGNED BULLETIN LIMITS. CREW LEFT ASSIGNED TERRITORY AT (STATION AND/OR MP) AT (DATE/TIME), WORKED BETWEEN (MP AND MP) AND RETURNED TO THE ASSIGNED BULLETIN LIMITS OF (POOL/JOB ID) AT (DATE/TIME).

 

EXAMPLE 2:  CLAIM 130 MILE BASIC DAY IN PENALTY FOR BEING REQUIRED TO PROCEED BEYOND THE LIMITS OF MY ASSIGNMENT.  CALLED ON DUTY AS (POSITION) FROM (BOARD/POOL, SPACE), WORKING ON THE (TRAIN ID, ENGINE#) ON DUTY AT (TERMINAL) AT (DATE/TIME).  CREW WAS REQUIRED TO RUN THROUGH TUCSON, MY FINAL TERMINAL, GOING BACK OUT ON THE MAIN LINE AND ENTIRELY BEYOND THE WEST TERMINAL SWITCHING LIMITS OF MP 977 AT (DATE/TIME), AND PUT THE POWER AWAY IN TUCSON YARD.

 

NOTE:  POOL CREWS USED OFF ASSIGNMENT GET 130 MILES.  ALL OTHER CREWS GET 100 MILES.

 

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS: CALL SHEET, NOTES YOU MADE SHOWING ALL TIMES AND LOCATIONS, COPIES OF WORK ORDERS SHOWING ANY WORK DONE OFF ASSIGNED TERRITORY IF AVAILABLE, FRA REPORT (SHOW DH TO RO FROM OA POINT)

 

 

ORDER OF CALL

ARTICLE 23, ARTICLE 53, SIDE LETTER JUNE 3, 2002

 

IT IS AGREED THAT EACH SOURCE OF SUPPLY WILL HAVE THE OPTION OF ADOPTING THE FOLLOWING VACANCY PROCEDURE FOR FILLING A CONDUCTOR VACANCY IN POOL FREIGHT.

 

1.       FIRST RESTED PERSON ON THE EXTRA BOARD (ROTATION) ARTICLE 23.C.1;

2.       FIRST OUT RESTED POOL TURN PROVIDED IT IS ONE OF THE FIRST SIX TURNS IN THE SAME POOL (ROTATION);

3.       SENIOR REGULARLY ASSIGNED RESTED BRAKEMAN WORKING FROM THAT SOURCE OF SUPPLY (SENIORITY ORDER ARTICLE 23.C.4);

4.       JURIOR REGULARLY ASSIGNED RESTED CONDUCTOR WORKING FROM THAT SOURCE OF SUPPLY (REVERSE SENIORITY ORDER ARTICLE 53.C.1);

5.       SWITCHMEN GEN 154-18, SECTION 3.C;

6.       FURLOUGHED EMPLOYEES WHO DESIRE EMERGENCY WORK (SENIORITY ORDER) ARTICLE 33, F / FURLOUGH RECALL AGREEMENT.

 

FOR POOLS WITH LESS THAN 30 TURNS “THE FIRST SIX TURNS” WILL BE MODIFIED BY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES.

IN ORDER TO ENSURE A CONSISTANT APPLICATION OF THE ABOVE VACANCY PROCEDURE WITH THE OTHER VANCE PROCUDURES, STEP 4 APOVE, MODIFYING ARTICLE 53 SECTION C.1 FROM “SENIOR” TO “JUNIOR” REGULARLY ASSIGNED CONDUCTOR, WILL APPLY IN ALL VACANCY PROCEDURES FOR THAT SOURCE OF SUPPLY.

 

 

PERSONAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE PROCESS OR MLOA

IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF A PERSONAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE OR A MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  THE LC WILL CONTACT DRO AND THE DRO WILL CONTACT THE ADMIN AIDE.  THE LC WILL ASSIST IN FILLING OUT THE P.L.O.A. FORM FOR THE MEMBER.  ONCE THE FORM IS FILLED OUT THE LC WILL SEND IT TO ADMIN AIDE FOR SUPERINTEDENTS SIGNATURE (APPROVAL), THE FORM WILL THEN BE SENT TO THE REGION FOR APPROVAL. 

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